iPhone Now Owns 40% of AdMob Network Usage

The iPhone now accounts for 40% of AdMob's mobile network usage, gaining ground against Nokia's Symbian (which fell to 34%), and staying way ahead of any other platform (RIM was third, falling from 10% to 8%).

Clearly, that's HUGE. However, it's important to remember exactly what these measures are, however, and are not. A reminder from AdMob:

AdMob Mobile Metrics report is a reflection of the data flowing through our network each month. The statistics do not represent handset sales or unique devices in the market, rather they represent the relative mobile usage we see from the sites and apps in our network.

We won't let that stop us from asking Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer -- who recently told TechCrunch that Safari's desktop marketshare a "rounding error", what that makes Windows Mobile's 4% share?

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.